Jazz singer Sara Vaughan’s style was as mesmerizing as her voice. Her tulle dresses, strapless frocks and halter necklines cloaked in fancy wraps captured the elegance of a time when women dressed impeccably no matter their size.
The Weather Girls’ style was just as fun as their music. If it was shiny, sparkly, beaded and bold, then Marsha Wash and Izora Armstead were rocking it!
Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson was conservatively chic — structured dresses, impeccably tailored suit jackets and matching dresses adorned with clusters of pearls.
Blues singer Dinah Washington was a fur lover, and epitomized old-school glamour. Her capelets, her coats and even her dresses were trimmed luxuriously.
Not only was the 1950s R&B singer’s voice captivating, but her hourglass shape brought many strapless, mermaid-style gowns to life.
At a time when women primarily wore dresses, jazz singer Fitzgerald took over the stage in styles of all sorts — beaded, satin, and lace.